Easy Japanese Recipes


Taiwan Trip 2014 Vol. 2

Taiwan Trip 2014 Vol 2 | Easy Japanese Recipes at JustOneCookbook.com

We’re back in the U.S. after spending 8 days in Taiwan and feeling a bit exhausted.  We are used to traveling abroad but it does require more energy and dealing with jet lag (kids waking up at 3 am) is a whole other story.  However, we had a great trip over all and we already miss Taiwan and our family very much.

This is vol. 2 of our Taiwan Trip 2014.  If you missed vol. 1, here’s the link to the post.  First, let’s continue talking about food in Taiwan!  Some of these pictures were shared on my Instagram.

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Taiwan Trip 2014 Vol. 1

Taiwan Trip 2014 Vol 1 | Easy Japanese Recipes at JustOneCookbook.com

Hello from Kaohsiung, Taiwan!  I’m currently visiting Mr. JOC’s family and my whole family is here to attend his brother’s wedding this weekend.  I want to share some pictures of my trip so far since we’ve been here for the past several days.  Some of these pictures were shared on my Instagram.

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Gyoza Wrappers 餃子の皮の作り方

Homemade Gyoza Wrapper Recipe | Easy Japanese Recipes at JustOneCookbook.com

Making something from scratch is fun.  Making homemade Gyoza Wrappers was real fun.  When you make food from scratch, you know what’s in the food (no ingredients that you can’t pronounce), you get to select good ingredients, and the best part?  It’s such a rewarding experience!

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Scallop Sushi ほたての握り寿司

Scallop Sushi with Spicy Mayo and Yuzu Flavor Tobiko | Easy Japanese Recipes at JustOneCookbook.com

Our family loves sushi.  Among many different kinds of sushi, one of our children’s favorites is Scallop Sushi.  Not only do scallops taste good, but the best part is that farmed scallops are considered sustainable/eco-friendly choice.

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Banana Muffins バナナマフィン

Banana Muffins | Easy Japanese Recipes at JustOneCookbook.com

I try to avoid buying packaged pastry and muffins from most stores regardless of how good they taste because I don’t know what 50% of the listed ingredients are.  Luckily I have some easy pastry recipes I rely on when my children craves for them.  When we have overripe bananas at home, my go to recipes are Banana Muffins or Banana Bread.

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Nabeyaki Udon 鍋焼きうどん

Nabeyaki Udon | Easy Japanese Recipes at JustOneCookbook.com

Nabeyaki Udon (鍋焼きうどん) is a hot udon noodle soup traditionally served in individual donabe (earthernware pot) or iron pots.

Besides udon noodles, the soup usually includes chicken, kamaboko (fish cake), mushrooms, and vegetables such as spinach, Tokyo or naga negi, and carrot.  In addition, an egg and a large shrimp tempura is served on top.

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Shio Koji Karaage Bento 塩麹唐揚げ弁当

Karaage Bento | Easy Japanese Recipes at JustOneCookbook.com

Of all the different versions of karaage I’ve made so far, I love the one marinated in Shio Koji.  My kids love it when they see these golden crispy chicken in their bento box.  These karaage taste wonderful even at the room temperature.  Pack a few more dishes in the bento box to make a healthy balanced lunch for yourself or your family!

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Green Tea Chocolate 抹茶生チョコレート

Green Tea Chocolate | Easy Japanese Recipes at JustOneCookbook

These Green Tea Chocolates, or as we call them Matcha Nama Chocolates (抹茶生チョコレート) in Japan, simply melt in your mouth.

As I was testing this recipe, I knew I won’t be able to stop eating them so Mr. JOC took them to work.  He told me later, “The green tea chocolate disappeared in seconds.”  I promise you, it’s really good!

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3 Year Blog Anniversary and Giveaway (Closed)

3 Year Blog Anniversary Giveaway | Easy Japanese Recipes at Just One Cookbook

This January 1st marked the 3rd anniversary of Just One Cookbook.  Similar to watching my children grow up, I feel like time flies so fast when I am blogging.  Just One Cookbook has become my full time job and I want to thank you for supporting my humble blog.  With your kind words and support, I feel inspired each day to share delicious recipes!

I’m incredibly thankful that you’re on this journey with me.  Thank you for letting me share my recipes and making my life more meaningful everyday.

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